Law and Order: Nov. 5-Dec. 20
January 5th, 2011 | Arctic Sounder Staff
Any charges reported in these statements are accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty.
Nov. 5 - Tom Sheldon Sr., 72, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of reckless driving. He was ordered to $50 to the city police fund.
Nov. 6 - Paul K. Henry, 50, was arrested for drinking while on probation for a DUI conviction and ordered to not possess or consume alcohol.
Nov. 8 - Wendell T. Booth Jr., 42, was charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree. Eddie J. Goodwin, 20, Gabriel J. Wilson, 20, and Warren Wilson (age unknown) were indicted on charges burglary in the second degree and theft in the second degree. Edmond Morris Jr., 34, was charged with criminal trespass in the first degree. Darin Cleveland, 19, was found guilty of possession, control or consumption by a person under 21. He was charged $1,000, to be reduced to $500 after successful completion of the Maniilaq Juvenile Alcohol Safety Action Program, and had his license revoked for nine months. Cleveland was also sentenced to 48 hours of community service.
Nov. 9 - Charges of criminal mischief in the fourth degree against Leona Commack, 21, were dismissed. Amil Coffin, 21, was found guilty of criminal mischief in the fourth degree and sentenced to one day in jail with none suspended. An order was filed to modify Coffin's probation, ordering him to serve 69 days of previously suspended jail time on the charge of assault in the fourth degree. Pauline Sheldon, 21, was found guilty of interfering with the report of a crime involving domestic violence. She was sentenced to 90 days with 90 days suspended and placed on one year of probation. Sheldon was also found guilty of being a minor consuming alcohol. James Bob Perry Hawley, 33, was charged with assault in the fourth degree involving domestic violence. Trestin "Tim" Tate, 20, was charged with being a minor consuming alcohol. A petition was filed to revoke the probation of Leon Mitchell, 22. A charge of criminal mischief in the fourth degree against Lawrence Adams, 27, was dismissed by the state.
Nov. 10 - Mary L. Berry, 47, was found guilty of the charge of violation of custodians duty and sentenced to three days in jail with none suspended. Charges of arson, assault and criminal mischief against Margaret Booth, 32, were dismissed. A count of reckless driving was amended to a complaint against Christian Stein Jr., 31. A petition was filed to revoke the probation of Jimmy Joe Cleveland, 28, after he violated probation by drinking alcohol. A charge of failure to register as a sex offender was amended to a complaint against William Ahkpuk, 35, after he failed to file a written notice of address change.
Nov. 11 - Information was filed amending a complaint of driving without a valid license against Russell G. Schaeffer, 27.
Nov. 12 - A petition was filed to revoke the probation of Herbert M. Jones Jr., 27. A petition was filed to revoke the probation of Rachael Koonuk, 31. Wilson Hess II, 49, was charged with harassment in the second degree after grabbing a police officer and refusing to let go while being escorted to the Maniilaq Health Center in Kotzebue. Frank E. Cleveland, 27, was charged with criminal trespass in the second degree in Kotzebue for refusing to leave the Uutuku Store when asked to do so. Charges were dismissed against Tony Thomas, 24. A petition was filed to revoke the probation of Isaac Kivaq Russell, 56, after he was found to possess and consume alcohol. Wilson Hess II, 49, was found guilty of harassment in the second degree and sentenced to 30 days in jail with 27 days suspended. Frank Cleveland, 27, was found guilty of criminal trespass in the second degree and sentenced to 10 days in jail with none suspended. A charge of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree against Jonathan L. Carter was discharged after the Kotzebue court found there was no probable cause to believe the offense was committed or that he committed the offense. A charge of assault in the first degree against Montgomery Ferguson was discharged. A petition was filed to revoke the probation of Herbert M. Jones Jr., 27.
Nov. 15 - Eunice Daisy Gammett, 42, was arrested for possessing alcohol in violation of her probation. Earl Thomas, 30, was arrested for disorderly conduct. Kenneth Clark, 56, was charged with violating his court-ordered conditions of release. Tom Donald Gammett, 58, was charged with driving under the influence in Kotzebue. A felony complaint was filed against Isaac Kivaq Russell, 56, after he was arrested for making and drinking homebrew in Ambler. Charges were dismissed against Cynthia Tate, 42. Charges were dismissed against Fred Cleveland, 37. Christian Harris, 20, was found guilty of a criminal mischief in the fifth degree and sentenced to 60 days in jail with 40 suspended. Earl Thomas, 30, was charged with disorderly conduct after he was found passed out, completely naked, in the hallway of the 41-unit apartment building. Tom Donald Gammett, 58, was charged with driving under the influence.
Nov. 16 - Lori Commack, 22, was charged and found guilty of criminal trespass in the second degree, and sentenced to 10 days in jail with none suspended. Eli Williams, 58, was charged with disorderly conduct. Oliver Lane, 23, was found guilty of disorderly conduct and sentenced to 10 days in prison with 10 suspended. Lane was also found guilty of driving with a revoked license, for which he was sentenced to 20 days with 10 suspended. Charges of criminal trespass and criminal mischief were dismissed pursuant to a civil compromise in the case of Raymond Frankson Jr., 34. An order was filed to modify or revoke the probation of Jared Andrew Gregg, 26, for the offense of assault in the fourth degree involving domestic violence after an admission of drinking.
Dec. 20 - According to a State Troopers report, at about 4 a.m. Noorvik Village Police Officer and Alaska State Troopers responded to the Noorvik city water tower, where it was reported an intoxicated male was screaming and yelling while of the top of the water tower. An investigation disclosed the male was Tommy Coffin Jr., 20, of Noorvik. Coffin was requested several times to quit yelling and get off the water tower. After several hours on the water tower, Coffin came down. Coffin was arrested for disorderly conduct and minor consuming alcohol and was later remanded to the Kotzebue Regional Jail. Troopers say alcohol was a major factor in the case.
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